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18 February 2009

Ich Bin Ein Autorin

Scatterheart is in German!

It's my first overseas edition, my first translation AND my first hardcover. AND my first book with SPARKLES. It is as SPARKLY as the SPARKLIEST of vampires.

The best thing about being in another language, is running the blurb through Google Translator. Thus:


Als Hannah Cheshire den Heiratsantrag ihres Hauslehrers Thomas Behr ablehnt, ahnt sie nicht, dass sie damit ihr Schicksal fur immer beseiglt. Von einem Moment auf den anderen verwandelt sich ihr wohlbehutetes Leben in einen Albtraum. Und ihr wird klar, dass ihre Vergangenheit auf einer einzigen groben Luge beruhte...


...becomes:

As Hannah Cheshire the marriage of their teacher's house rejects Thomas Behr, an idea they did not put them so that their fate for ever beseiglt. From one moment to the other wohlbehutetes transforms her life into a nightmare. And it is clear that their past on a single broad based Luge ...

Which pretty much sums up the book.

Scatterheart is published in Germany by Coppenrath.

8 comments:

Adele said...

Congrats Lili! I think the translation is superb lol.

Susannah said...

I must have missed the luging scene. Although, were I forced to luge, I would definitely prefer a broad based one to the narrow based craziness that you see in the Olympics.

It looks very pretty - Glückwünsche!

Michael said...

Great news Lili! When I do a Google translation for something about the German version of The Running Man, 'silkworms' always comes out as 'silk crawler type vehicles'. Gotta love that!

Aidan said...

Good job sweetheart!

Do you get a money?! :3

Kirsty Murray said...

Fantastic, Lili. I hope it jumps off the shelves. German bookshops are so classy - it will look beautiful and at home there. Congratulations.

Mike said...

How did I miss the chapter on luge?

james roy said...

Ive often thought that my life seems to be on a single broad-based luge.

sarah said...

woohoo! scatterheart is sooo my fav aussie book!